January/February 2021 Horn Book Magazine starred reviews

Illustration by Brian Pinkney, from Time for Kenny.


The following books will receive starred reviews in the January/February 2021 Horn Book Magazine:


Sato the Rabbit; written and illustrated by Yuki Ainoya (Enchanted Lion).

Cave Paintings; by Jairo Buitrago; illus. by Rafael Yockteng (Groundwood).

Me & Mama; written and illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Millner/Simon).

Your House, My House; written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc (Kids Can).

Out the Door; written and illustrated by Christy Hale (Porter/Holiday).

Time for Kenny; written and illustrated by Brian Pinkney (Greenwillow).

On Account of the Gum; written and illustrated by Adam Rex (Chronicle).

Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds; written and illustrated by Elise Gravel (HarperAlley/HarperCollins).

Pity Party; by Kathleen Lane (Little, Brown).

Red Stars: The Case of Viktor and Nadya’s Notebooks; by Davide Morosinotto (Delacorte).

The Magic Fish; written and illustrated by Trung Le Nguyen (RH Graphic/Random).

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel; by Jason Reynolds; illus. by Danica Novgorodoff (Dlouhy/Atheneum).

Return of the Thief; by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow).

The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy; by Kekla Magoon; illus. by Laura Freeman (Quill Tree/HarperCollins).

Try It!: How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat; by Mara Rockliff; illus. by Giselle Potter (Beach Lane/Simon).

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre; by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Floyd Cooper (Carolrhoda).

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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